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First World Problems

Author : Rea Keech
ISBN : 9780998380568
Genre : Fiction
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This contemporary take on Flaubert’s Emma and Charles Bovary quickly becomes a satire of suburban American life. Emma Bovant has lost her job but struggles to keep up appearances even though her family can’t match the pampered lifestyle of her friends from “the Estates.” Her dissatisfaction with her position in society, like Emma Bovary’s, is caused partly by reading—in this case of articles like “Exotic Vacation Getaways to Enrich Your Life” and “Designing the Perfect Second Home.” Emma’s simple, naïve husband Charles is no help. As long as there are no preservatives, pesticides, or growth hormones in his food, he is content. He has no ambition and believes no ill of anyone, which causes trouble when the glamorous real estate developer Bea hires him as a life coach and lures him away to New York, leaving Emma to care for their third-grader Todd by herself. For solace, Emma turns to their unmarried, eccentric friend Andre. He is gay, attractive, and totally unconcerned with what he calls Emma’s "first-world problems." Partly under his influence, Emma abandons her struggle to meet the expectations of wealthy neighbors, begins tutoring an immigrant family, and comes to their aid when the corrupt county executive stages an Immigration raid as a political ploy. When Emma uncovers a conspiracy by Bea and her pastor Mitch Rainey to defraud Andre and his neighbors of their property in order complete their Riverside Paradise development, it is up to her to stop it.
Category: Fiction

First World Problems

Author : LeighAnn Kopans
ISBN : 9781500780883
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sofia Cole has always been able to get anything she wants through begging, flirting, and shameless manipulation of everyone around her. Sofia doesn't think that Dad sending her on a gap service year to Guyana to address how "spoiled" she is will change any of that. Sofia just might be proven wrong. (A companion novel to SOLVING FOR EX (February 2014,) FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS is a standalone Upper YA/Lower NA contemporary romance. Fuller synopsis below.) ***** Sofia's had a really rough year - busted for cheating at prep school, dumped - dumped! - for the first time ever, and her new non-profit working stepmother is turning out to be an uppity bitch. She deserves to treat herself. But when she throws herself a birthday party with 20 of her closest friends in Paris and (accidentally!) maxes out her dad's credit card in the process, he’s had enough of her attitude. As punishment, he switches her planned gap year touring Europe to one doing community service work with the evil stepmother’s relief organization in Guyana. The rural village of Dabu needs help in every area from education to getting safe drinking water. But Sofia’s more concerned about her roommate Callum, the gardening expert, who calls Sofia "Princess" and scoffs at her distaste for sweaty, muddy, iguana-eating, outhouse-using life in Guyana. Eventually, life on the equator, her work in the village, and especially Callum - with his brooding eyes and bewitching New Zealand accent - start to grow on Sofia. Life is rough in Guyana, but it’s roughest on the girls, whose families are too poor to send only the most promising boys in school. They’re trapped in a cycle that will keep them from ever making a better life for themselves, or for the village. Worse, Callum doesn’t seem to think any of the changes Sofia envisions are actually necessary. Determined to change the girls’ futures, she comes up with a strategy to help them and, ultimately, the village. But what starts out as a plan to convince Callum and her father that she’s fallen in love with Guyana, turns into the realization that maybe she’s falling for Callum, too. And that by changing these girls’ lives, she might also be changing her own. (Contains adult language and situations.)
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Our First World Problems

Author : Joshua Cerberus
ISBN : 9781310168734
Genre : Poetry
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Haiku poking fun / at our often small problems / that burden us so. When life has you beaten you down and you just want to scream - because the TV remote is missing, you are experiencing a first world problem. This entry into my haiku collection includes 200 haiku centered around the trials, tribulations, and oddities that we find ourselves with living in the modern age.
Category: Poetry

First World Problems In An Age Of Terrorism And Ennui

Author : Dominic Peloso
ISBN : 9781931468312
Genre : Fiction
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Peloso tells the existential struggles of a Gen-X would-be revolutionary/terrorist who is frustrated that he can't find a greater purpose or a cause worth fighting for. Set in D.C. between the WTO protests in 2000 and the attacks of 9/11, the protagonist dreams of a major attack, just to shake up the status quo. But when 9/11 unfolds, he is forced to reassess his goals and what is important in his life.
Category: Fiction

First World Problems

Author : Philip Jago
ISBN : OCLC:1090564779
Genre : Creative nonfiction
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Category: Creative nonfiction

White Whine

Author : Streeter Seidell
ISBN : 9781440557149
Genre : Humor
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No matter how good you have it--there's always something to whine about White Whine chronicles the everyday difficulties that plague our lives. From having too much food to eat and desperately needing the latest version of the iPhone to the ever-present inconvenience of having a vacation interrupted by a natural disaster, this book is your opportunity to vent your unrelenting hardships. You'll recoil in disbelief at all the injustices in the world and recall your own experiences of losing faith in everything around you. Whether you feel helpless when your phone charger won't reach your bed or you're just pissed your boat won't be ready for Memorial Day, you will enjoy pounding out your first-world problems with White Whine.
Category: Humor

The First World Problems Of Jason Van Otterloo

Author : James Bailey
ISBN : 1093132426
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In Jason Van Otterloo's neighborhood, the Fourth of July fireworks are provided by his drunken parents brawling in the driveway. One moment they're not speaking to each other, the next they're on the couch like teenage lovers. He's not sure which is worse. He's been waiting for them to grow up for nearly 16 years, and it doesn't seem likely to happen any time soon.Desperate to escape, Jason takes on any job that comes his way with the dream of saving enough money to get his own place. When the border patrol snuffs out his landscaping career, he talks his best friend Drew into enlisting with him as a caddy at the local country club. His income might not be sufficient to move out on, but it's plenty to cover his first date with Gina-if she's willing to overlook the minor detail about having to take the bus to the movies. Life would be so much easier if Jason were old enough to drive.Gina proves a nice distraction from the circus at home, at least until Jason realizes he has competition for her attention. "I want to come right out and say something," he tells Drew, "but at the same time I don't want to know for sure." At coffeehouse poetry slams or via late-night email exchanges, his fellow intellectual Drew is always there to provide perspective. But the one topic he can't help Jason make sense of is Rob and Janice Van Otterloo's rocky relationship. "Maybe they'll learn how to become boring and safe like my parents," Drew suggests, when they finally seek marriage counseling. "I don't want them to be like your parents," Jason replies. "It wouldn't be authentic."Nor would it be as entertaining. Told entirely through emails between Jason, Drew, and others, The First World Problems of Jason Van Otterloo will appeal to fans of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and readers who best enjoy their teen angst cushioned in humor.

Discover Sociology

Author : William J. Chambliss
ISBN : 9781506347370
Genre : Social Science
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Discover Sociology explores sociology as a discipline of curious minds, with the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools needed to understand, analyze, and even change the world. Organized around the four main themes of The Sociological Imagination, Power and Inequality, Technological Transformations of Society, and Globalization, every chapter in the book illuminates the social roots of diverse phenomena and institutions
Category: Social Science

I Hate Democrats I Hate Republicans

Author : Tim Young
ISBN : 9781642931075
Genre : Humor
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I Hate Democrats/I Hate Republicans is a different kind of political commentary. Tim Young uses his trademark snark and outrageous personal stories to break down how both parties have their failings, and how our political system has been tainted by bias from all sides. He then engages you, the reader, in the hopes that you’ll understand that the ultimate check and balance on our American political system is to first, check yourself. In this funny, intellectual, and controversial book, Young challenges you to open your mind to perspectives that you have previously written off, and admit as he has that at times, you yourself are outright wrong!
Category: Humor